Hollow is an interactive documentary “for the community, by the community” of McDowell County, W.Va., a once-prosperous community built on coal. The project is a combination of user-generated videos, video profiles, slideshows and interactive data.
Tricia Fulks, Hollow’s story director, is a native West Virginian. She says the project is a chance to address the “horrible stereotypes” of West Virginians she sees in the media. By giving video cameras to community members, the project is also a chance for locals to address these stereotypes.
“We really hope to engage them, empower them, [have them] be able to tell their own stories,” she told “It’s All Journalism.”